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Lot 1238: 2V Meer Hassan Ali OBSERVATIONS ON THE MUSSULMAUNS OF INDIA 1832 Antique English Colonial Travel & Exploration Anthropology Decorative Binding
by National Book Auctions
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Observations on the Mussulmauns of India: Descriptive of Their Manners, Customs, Habits, and Religious Opinions. Made during a Twelve Years' Residence in Their Immediate Society.
Author: Mrs. Meer Hassan Ali
Publisher: Parbury, Allen, and Co.
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: From the introductory letter:
Actuated by a sense of duty to the people with whom twelve years of my life were passed on terms of intimacy and kindness, I was induced to write the principal number of the following Letters as faithful sketches of the Manners, Customs, and Habits of a people but little known to the European reader.
Condition / Notes: This is the first edition of this handsome antique set, bound in brown quarter-leather with marbled paper covers. The exteriors show mild shelf wear, and is protected by mylar dust jackets. There are library stamps and notations on the title pages. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light marginal smudging.
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